THE STORY: This vicious comedy is an allegorical deathmatch between business colleagues—full of bizarre power plays and one-upmanship—wherein one of three employees is allegedly going to be fired. The odds against our protagonist are stacked from the outset: rumple-faced sad-sack Thomas never quite gets his footing against opponents Tony, a shark in wolf’s clothing, and Isobel, a snaky number with a talent for undermining. In savvy fashion, Mike Bartlett’s BULL caters to our baser instincts.
A modern morality—or amorality—play that keeps its adrenaline level high and, at the very end, raises it off the charts.” —NY Times. “Bartlett applies his down-and-dirty, black-humored and trenchant approach to the concept of business employment as survival of the fittest…the play is like a protracted death scene among a group of wild animals, with the strong ones—a pair of smartly-dressed, smirking thugs—mercilessly circling and taunting the weak until it’s time to deliver the inevitable fatal blows.” —Associated Press. “Fast-paced, fanged and darkly funny…BULL charges and makes impact.” —NY Daily News. “Vicious comedy…astonishing.” —Time Out NY.